Monday, March 17, 2008

The Carnegie International - Just the facts

So, there have been some changes with Carnegie International. Usually, this survey of contemporary art is held in alternating years. The last one was four years ago. Historically, the show opened in Septemebr and ran through the end of the year. This International will open in May, just a scant six weeks away. But it will run until mid-January of 2009. This is also the first themed International, Life on Mars.

Here is the roster of artists appearing in Life on Mars --

Doug AITKEN, United States, b. 1968
Kai ALTHOFF, Germany, b. 1966
Mark BRADFORD, United States, b. 1961
CAO Fei, China, b. 1978
Vija CELMINS, United States, b. 1938
Phil COLLINS, England, b. 1970
Bruce CONNER, United States, b. 1933
Peter FISCHLI, Switzerland, b. 1952 and David WEISS, Switzerland, b. 1946
Ryan GANDER, England, b. 1976
Daniel GUZMÁN, Mexico, b. 1964
Thomas HIRSCHHORN, Switzerland, b. 1957
Richard HUGHES, England, b. 1974
Mike KELLEY, United States, b.1954
Friedrich KUNATH, Germany, b. 1974
Maria LASSNIG, Austria, b. 1919
Sharon LOCKHART, United States, b. 1964
Mark MANDERS, The Netherlands, b. 1968
Barry McGEE, United States, b. 1966
Mario MERZ, Italy, b. 1925, d. 2003
Marisa MERZ, Italy, b. 1931
Matthew MONAHAN, United States, b. 1972
Rivane NEUENSCHWANDER, Brazil, b. 1967
NOGUCHI Rika, Japan, b. 1971
Manfred PERNICE, Germany, b. 1963
Susan PHILIPSZ, Scotland, b. 1965
Wilhelm SASNAL, Poland, b. 1972
Thomas SCHÜTTE, Germany, b. 1954
Ranjani SHETTAR, India, b. 1977
David SHRIGLEY, England, b. 1968
Paul SIETSEMA, United States, b. 1968
Rudolf STINGEL, Italy, b. 1956
Katja STRUNZ, Germany, b. 1970
Paul THEK, United States, b. 1933, d. 1988
Wolfgang TILLMANS, Germany, b. 1968
Rosemarie TROCKEL, Germany, b. 1952
Apichatpong WEERASETHAKUL, Thailand, b. 1970
Andro WEKUA, Georgia, b. 1977 - male
Richard WRIGHT, England, b. 1960
Haegue YANG, Korea, b. 1971

I did start to run searches on some of the artists, but not enough to get a feel for how the show will look. However, this post is more statistical than analytical. Just for my own edification, I found that of the forty artists in the exhibit, twelve are female and twenty-eight are male. I also did a break down on age --

1 deceased
5 over 60 y/o
6 in their 50's
14 in their 40's
14 in their 30's

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